1994 Toyota MR2 GT-S turbo TOMS

FOTD 2018.6.19 (MR2 SW20 black SSR)
* DOHC 2.0L mid-engine RWD turbo
* SSR Type-C (F:16×7.5J, R:16x9J)
* TOYO R1R (F:225/45, R:255/40)
* BLITZ 30step ZZR Damper coilovers
* STAINLESS mesh brake hosing
* PROJECTMU brake pads
* FD3S 320φ big rotor kit
* TRD limited slip diff
* TRD engine mounts
* TRD clutch
* ARC stabilizers
* TOMS f/r strut bars help the handling
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1998 Toyota MR2 GT turbo

FOTD 2018.5.28 (sw20 gt turbo)

* 2.0L 3SGTE turbo 5spd manual trans
* ELSPORT rally-spec coilover suspension
* RSR ExMagic exhaust system
* CUSTOM blow-off valve
* FACTORY blow-off valve also included
* ALUMINUM turbo pipe
* APEXi boost gauge
* APEXi turbo timer
* CUSCO mechanical LSD
* PROJECTMU Type HC+ front brake pads
* ITZZ RM2 rear brake pads
* ITZZ a boy/girl said when baby is born
* I-Type MR2 factory rear garnish
* I-Type MR2 factory taillights
* I-Type these posts and you enjoy Continue reading

1994 Suzuki Cappucino EA113 Turbo

FOTD 2018.5.17 (navy cappucino)* TWINCAM Kei 660 turbo engine
* BLITZ boost controller
* TAKEOFF blow off valve
* CUSTOM turbo piping
* FUJITSUBO Power Getter exhaust
* NAVIC coilover suspension
* FRONT camber modified
* FRONT strut tower bar
* CHIE steering angle increaser
* DIXCEL front brake pads
* DSPEED D1 semi-metallic rear pads
* STAINLESS steel 7point rollcage
* STAINLESS steel rear pillar bar
* STAINLESS shirt because just washed Continue reading

1985 Toyota Corolla Levin AE111 power

FOTD 2018.4.11 (black levin AE86 600)* TRD lightweight FRP hood (rare!)
* AE111 engine swap
* HEAVYDUTY fuel pump
* HKS Power Flow air cleaner
* AE86 & AE92 ECU
* CAM gears
* PERFORMANCE exhaust
* DRIFTABLE as is
* MAINTAINED well
* AERO front lip & sideskirts installed
* AERO plane alternate name for airplane
* COOLANT replaced
* TOTAL  5W-90 MT oil
* TOTAL 85W-140 diff oil
* VALVOLINE 5W-40 engine oil
* FORTY weight sounds nice Continue reading

Daily JDM Word: SUTEKKAA-CHUUN!

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Today’s word ステッカーチューン, is comprised of ステッカー/SUTEKKAA (sticker) and
チューン/CHUUN (tuning) and means adding decals for decorative purposes, often used for hobby items such as:
自動車/JIDOUSHA (car)
バイク/BAIKU (motorcycle)
ギター/GITAA (guitar)
スノボ/SUNOBO (snowboard)
スマホ/SUMAHO (smartphone)
パソコン/PASOKON (personal computer)
タックルボックス/TAKKURU BOKKUSU (fishing/tackle box)
クーラーボックス/KOORAH BOKKUSU (cooler box/drink cooler)

In the automotive world, SUTEKKAA is sometimes called バイナル/BAINARU (vinyl) or バイナルグラフィック/BAINARU GURAFIKKU (vinyl graphics) but, in most cases, these BAINARU-related terms are more associated with Continue reading

Daily JDM Word: Dora-Teku

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Today’s word ドラテク/DORA-TEKU (driving technique) is comprised of the first portions of ドライビング/DORAIBINGU (driving) and テクニック/TEKUNIKKU (technique).  Many DORATEKU involve skilled manipulation of the アクセル/AKUSERU (gas pedal), ブレーキ/BUREIKI (brake), クラッチ/KURATCHI (clutch), and ハンドル/HANDORU (steering wheel) among others.

Some examples of DORATEKU include:
フェイント・モーション/FEINTO MOHSHON (feint motion)
クラッチ蹴り/KURATCHI KERI (clutch kick)
左足ブレーキ/HIDARI ASHI BUREIKI (left foot braking)
荷重移動/KAJYUU IDOH (weight transfer)
溝落とし/MIZO OTOSHI (gutter drop)
チョイ引き/CHOI BIKI (slight e-brake pull)

Other words that start with ドラ/DORA
ドライブ/DORAIBU = drive
ドライバー/DORAIBAA = driver
ドライビング/DORAIBINGU = driving
ドラマ/DORAMA = drama
ドラマチック/DORAMACHIKKU = dramatic
ドライヤー/DORAIYAA = hair dryer
ドラキュラ/DORAKYUURA = Dracula
ドラフトビール/DORAFUTO BIIRU = draft beer
ドライクリーニング/DORAI KURIININGU = dry cleaning
ドーラといっしょに大冒険/DORATO ISSHOUNI DAIBOUKEN = Dora the Explorer

Daily JDM Word: Aisha

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Today’s word: 愛車/Ai-sha (beloved/dear car), comprised of the characters 愛/Ai (love) and 車/Sha (car)…basically it means your favorite car, the car which you cherish, etc.  Ai-sha can also cover motorcycles and other wheeled-vehicles.

Ai-sha written:
* in hiragana: あいしゃ
* in katakana: アイシャ
* in kanji: 愛車

Similarly, other word combinations that start with 愛/Ai:
愛妻/Ai-Sai: beloved/cherished wife
愛児/Ai-Ji: beloved/cherished young child
愛犬/Ai-Ken: beloved/cherished dog
愛書/Ai-Sho: beloved/cherished book
愛鳥: Ai-Chou: beloved/cherished bird
etc

Daily JDM word: Choi-Biki

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Today’s word: ちょい引き、comprised of ちょい/Choi(slight) and 引き/Hiki, which is the the noun form of the verb 引く/Hiku (to pull).  When Hiki/Hiku and other words starting with the H sound are combined with a previous word, the H sound (hiki) changes to a B (biki).  Choi-Biki most often refers to a quick/slight pull on the handbrake to upset the rear traction and initiating a drift.

ちょい/Choi is a useful adjective, and can be used in other situations including:
* ちょい踏み/ Choi Fu-mi: slight pedal press (accelerator or brake)
* ちょい下げ/ Choi Sa-geh: slight drop/lowering
* ちょい乗り/ Choi No-ri: short hop/quick errand, as opposed to 通勤/Tsuu-kin (commuting)

Choi Biki written:
in Hiragana: ちょいびき
in Katakana: チョイビキ
with Kanji: ちょい引き、or チョイ引き

Word of the Day: Mizo Otoshi

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Daily Japanese lesson! What do YOU want to learn?

Today: 溝(mizo: gutter/ditch), 落とし(otoshi: drop). A driving technique made famous by Initial D, in which Takumi drops a tire into a ditch on the side of the road in order to whip his car around a corner faster than otherwise possible. (unfortunately not depicted in photo).